Delfin Lee seeks SC nod to attend Senate probe

Posted at 08/19/2014 2:38 PM

MANILA - Businessman Delfin Lee is asking the Supreme Court to allow him to attend the Senate hearings on the Globe Asiatique scam so that he can finally tell all.

"We would like to reiterate at this point our personal concern that we be given the chance to present an honest, fair, truthful, and factual narration or account of the events that eventually led to our persecution, illegal arrest and unlawful detention,” said Lee, in a comment filed at the SC through his lawyer Rony Garay.

In a resolution dated August 5, Lee was asked to comment on a request from Senator Joseph Victor Ejercito seeking the detained businessman’s appearance at the hearings of the Senate Committee on Urban Planning, Housing and Resettlement.

San Fernando, Pampanga Judge Maria Amifaith Fider Reyes earlier refused the request.

Lee is accused of using fake documents to secure P6.6 billion in loans from Pag-IBIG Fund.

“This has been long-overdue and I have been expressing my desire to be given the chance to at least present to the Senators and to the general public the truth behind all these alleged scam,” Lee said.

He said he plans to end “Pag-IBIG’s un-ending efforts to misinform and mislead everyone.”

He said: “As the main subject of the (Senate) inquiry, I should be given the equal opportunity to present the real and truthful facts about all the allegations that have ruined my person, my enterprise and more importantly, my family.”

He said he is not only deprived of his liberty, but also his right to speak and be heard.